Chapter 682: Instant Defeat
Ji Wenyao’s face was grave as a golden long sword appeared in his hand. His boundless aura frothed around him and a piercing sword will shot toward the heavens.
The crowd fell silent as everyone stared quietly at the scene unfolding in front of them.
Su Mo’s fame had spread across East Continent, but not many people had witnessed his true power. Now, they were all waiting with bated breath to see if Su Mo was truly as terrifying as the rumors said.
Not many people present knew of Su Mo’s achievements at Sky Devil City. Even if they did, those people were few and far between.
Ji Wenyao made the first move and three beams of sword Qi shot toward Su Mo with a wave of his long sword.
Ji Wenyao was very strong and those three beams of gold property sword Qi shot toward Su Mo with such power and ferocity that not even an average Lv 7 True Darkness Realm martial artist would be able to block it.
Unfortunately, he was up against Su Mo, which meant that this would only end badly for him.
Su Mo didn’t even use his Sky-crushing Sword in the face of the oncoming sword Qi. He flipped his palm and used it in place of his sword, slashing out with his hand.
A piercing beam of five-colored sword Qi tore the air apart and instantly destroyed the three oncoming beams of sword Qi. It then shot at lightning toward Ji Wenyao.
“What?” Ji Wenyao turned pale.
Without much time to react, he hastily lifted his sword to blow the blow.
Ji Wenyao shook violently as the five-colored sword Qi collided against his long sword. His eyes widened in shock.
“Ah!” Ji Wenyao cried out and blood spurted from his mouth. He was flung backward for hundreds of meters before finally crashing hard on the edge of the square.
The crowd was astounded. Ji Wenyao, ranked 736th on the List of Top 1,000 Talents could not even handle one blow!
He was instantly defeated in one blow!
Su Mo was truly as strong as the rumours made him out to be!
Furthermore, Su Mo was currently one level lower than Ji Wenyao. For him to instantly defeat Ji Wenyao was a testament of his incredible combat strength!
As a top talent on the List of Top 1,000 Talents, Ji Wenyao was no ordinary martial artist. It was an incredible feat for Su Mo to fight beyond his level to instantly defeat a top talent!
Based on the strength Su Mo had displayed, he would probably be ranked among the top 500 on the List!
“Not bad!” Sikong Yan smiled derisively.
To him, Su Mo was just pretending to be awesome.
The more awesome Su Mo seemed to act, the harder he would make Su Mo fall later.
Xue Mo’s eyes glinted with sanguine light and jealously filled his heart. The strength Su Mo displayed had already surpassed him by far.
“Let’s see how long this arrogance lasts! Once the gathering ends, I’ll suck your blood dry!” Xue Mo scoffed secretly.
At the Thunder Mountain pavilion, Lei Peng stared at Su Mo contemplatively.
When the Demonic Sword had appeared, he had rushed forward with his fellow disciple to fight for the sword and that disciple had died at the hands of Su Mo.
His focus was not on his dead comrade, but the sword.
The problem was, he was not sure if Su Mo was still in possession of the sword since he wasn’t able to catch up to Su Mo when he ran away previously.
However, Yin Qingyuan, a Martial King Realm expert had managed to match Su Mo’s speed.
Therefore, he wasn’t sure if Yin Qingyuan had wrested the sword away from Su Mo.
“If he has the Devilish Sword, it would definitely be kept within his storage ring!” Lei Peng thought to himself.
“How did that happen?” Ji Wenyao roared with disbelief as he crawled out of the rubble, and swiped at the blood on his lips.
Never would he have thought that he couldn’t even block one blow from Su Mo.
He knew that Su Mo was very powerful and had mentally prepared himself for a long drawn out battle with him, but the outcome was something he could have never prepared himself for!
“You couldn’t even take one blow!” Su Mo scoffed with a shake of his head. He then returned to his pavilion.
“You…!” Ji Wenyao was angered by the disdain on Su Mo’s face, but was helpless to do anything about it.
Various expressions flashed across his face before he returned to Ninth Heaven Sect’s pavilion, his face grim.
“Brother Su Mo, that was amazing!” Hong Qingxuan immediately congratulated Su Mo upon his return.
“Not bad!” Huangpu Jing nodded approvingly.
Su Mo smiled but didn’t say anything else.
The other Celestialspirit Sect disciples all stared at Su Mo with varying expressions. Su Mo’s growth was just too stunning; its speed was simply terrifying.
A stocky young man stood amongst the Celestialspirit Sect disciples, his face expressionless.
That man was Luo Yan, ranked 4th on the List of Top 1,000 Talents, a disciple of Great Heaven Peak. Surprise flashed across his eyes as he glanced at Su Mo.
Su Mo’s strength was not worth mentioning, but his achievements were extraordinary.
Someone else took the field then.
It was a top talent from a smaller power and he challenged a top talent from Holy Teal Dragon Sect. He was roundly defeated after three moves.
The battles went on.
After dozens of battles had passed, a top talent from Stars Swordplay Sect took the field, his face cold.
“Does anyone from Celestialspirit Sect wish to step up to the challenge?” He asked lightly, his gaze sweeping the area before landing on the Celestialspirit Sect’s pavilion.
His appearance caused a small stir in the crowd.
“Finally a top talent from the List has stepped up!”
“Liu Chuanqian from Stars Swordplay Sect, 215th on the List!”
“I wonder who from Celestialspirit Sect will accept the challenge!”
Hushed whispers rose from the crowd as they engaged in excited discussions. This was the only top 300th ranked talent that had issued a challenge thus far.
Combat will flashed across the eyes of a few disciples from Celestialsoul Sect at Liu Chuanqian’s challenge. Before they could even react, a beautiful figure flew out and landed in the square.
Those from Celestialsoul Sect were first stunned, then frowned when they saw that it was Hong Qingxuan.
Many peak masters also frowned. How could Hong Qingxuan even dream of challenging Luo Chuanqian when she was merely a Lv 4 True Darkness Realm?
The battle might seem inconsequential, but this would ruin their reputation.
On the other hand, Su Mo smiled when he saw that it was Hong Qingxuan. He guessed she must have been itching for a fight as well.
At Lv 7 True Darkness Realm, it wouldn’t be easy for Hong Qingxuan to beat Liu Chuanqian either.
“I appreciate your guidance!” Hong Qingxuan said with a hold fist salute when she landed in front of Liu Chuanqian.
“You are?” Liu Chuanqian’s eyes lit up when he saw Hong Qingxuan and couldn’t help but take a second look.
The woman before him was a stunning beauty. She stood before him, willowy and graceful, her white skirts floating in the wind, and her aura like a lotus in full bloom.
“Hong Qingxuan!” she said softly.
“You’re not my match. Please return for you might get injured!” Liu Chuanqian shook his head after some thought.
Hong Qingxuan was not a top talent on the List, and with a cultivation of just Lv 4 True Darkness Realm, Liu Chuanqian did not want to engage in a meaningless battle with her.
Furthermore, it wouldn’t reflect well on him if such a stunning beauty was injured by him.